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İpek Çınar

Artist, writer and researcher

İpek Çınar (she/her) completed her studies in Political Sciences at METU in 2018 and began her graduate studies in the Art in Context MA programme at UdK Berlin in 2020. Working predominantly with the photographic medium since 2011, Çınar tells stories that seek to convey an idiosyncratic language by blending photography with writing and research. In addition to her photographic production, she contributes essays, interviews and series of articles to various publications, and acts as a content advisor, particularly on photography. 

Çınar enjoys the intersection of art and politics, and uses play, joy and unexpected encounters as a means of expression in her socially engaged art projects. In addition to her artistic production, she also works in the field of anti-discrimination and social justice. She has had solo exhibitions at Poligon "The Shooting Gallery" (Istanbul) and Ka Atelier (Ankara), and taken part in numerous group shows in various countries. She has been invited to international artist residencies, workshops and festivals, where she participated in exhibition and lecture programmes. İpek Çınar, who is also a member of AICA Turkey, has been co-editor of Orta Format since 2015, an initiative that she loves. 

Update: 7 February 2023